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 Rules of Conduct

Paralegal Regulation Confidentiality Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence
Link to Rules

Search "Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission"

Ethics decisions can be found on

Paralegal reg law
5 ILCS 70/1.35
Definition of a paralegal
In re Thomas Gregory Patrick Leavy

(Click on the link. Search "leavy". Click on the disciplinary item of 05)

Threatening to reveal a client confidence.
People v. McGee, 869 N.E.2d 883 (Ill. App., 2007) public defender's office

Country Mutual Insurance Company v. Olsak, No. 1-07-2273 (Ill. App. 5/13/2009) (Ill. App., 2009) insured/insurer
10 common ethics questions
UPL UPL/Misrepresentation Attorney/Client Privilege Advertising/Solicitation Client Trust Accounts
UPL Statute
750 ILCS 205/1) from Ch. 13, par. 1

Task force on UPL

See pdf file "What the Public Needs to Know"

2005 Case against people who created mortgate documents for UPL
People v. Harris, No. 1-06-3509 (Ill. App. 8/20/2009) (Ill. App., 2009) attorney misrepresented status as patent specialist Illinois has no statute-follows common law

To prevail on an attorney-client privilege claim in a corporate context, a claimant must first show that a statement was made by someone in the corporate control group. Hayes v. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Ry. Co., 323 Ill.App.3d 474, 752 N.E.2d 470, 256 Ill.Dec. 590 (Ill.App. 1 Dist. 2001).

. Read all about how to take care of a trust account here. Revised 2009
Fair Fees Paralegal Fees Intimate Relations with Clients Drug/Alcohol Abuse Pro Bono
  Todd W. Musburger, LTD. v. Meier, No. 1-07-3080 (Ill. App. 8/31/2009) (Ill. App., 2009) Appropriate factors to use when assessing the value of an attorney's services

In re Whitney Dove Hardy, 2005


5 ILCS 70/1.35 A reference in an Act to attorney fees includes paralegal fees, recoverable at market rates.


. Illinois LAP
Illinois Legal Aid On Line

Bar Association Pro Bono Info
Special Duties of the Prosecutor Overly Zealous Conduct Misc.


Reporting Misconduct .
. . Law Review Article includes 20 most common ethical violations

Bar association newsletter Sept. 24, 2009 (10 disbarred; 32 suspended)
Skolnick v. Altheimer & Gray, 191 Ill. 2d 214 (2000) Please report broken links